Victory for Audi at the Dakar Rally

The Audi RS Q e-tron clinches victory in the challenging Dakar Rally, showcasing its prowess with an innovative drive system.

“Audi has once again set a milestone”

Audi achieves a historic milestone as, for the first time, a low-emission prototype featuring an electric drive, high-voltage battery, and energy converter emerges victorious in the challenging Dakar Rally. Spanish drivers Carlos Sainz and Lucas Cruz, piloting the RS Q e-tron, secure Audi's inaugural triumph in the rally, completing approximately 7,900 kilometers with a remarkable lead of 1 hour and 20 minutes. Additionally, Mattais Ekström and Emil Bergkvist successfully finished the race.


“Congratulations to Team Audi Sport on winning the Dakar Rally,” said Gernot Döllner, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG. “Audi has once again set a milestone in motorsport. Winning the world’s toughest desert rally with an electrified drive is a visible ‘Vorsprung durch Technik’ and points the way to our electric future.” The RS Q e-tron features an electric all-wheel drive, powered by a high-voltage battery and an energy converter utilizing residual fuel-based reFuel. This innovative system results in a significant 60% reduction in CO2 emissions compared to traditional fuels.


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